A little change of pace this week. I’ve played you eight new original songs in-a-row so I thought it would be fun to do a cover. This is the first Garth Brooks song I learned to play. It’s very James Taylorish so it fit me just right. It was written by Garth and Victoria Shaw from the album Fresh Horses.
She’s Every Woman
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This week I’ve got a new song that I wrote a couple years ago with my friend Chris Roberts. Chris is in the band One Flew South and is an all-around great guy. I’m actually going into withdrawl beacuse we haven’t written together in so long :).
Olivia and I love to go to estate sales, but they can be sad sometimes. This inspired us to write about “Pictures hanging on the wall.”
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A big shout out to my friend Arthur for inspiration on this new country (again!) song. We worked this very intense job back in March and we would try to make it bearable by talking through anything and everything. He was telling me about this new girl that he really liked but she didn’t quite know it yet. Now, we won’t talk about how it turned out…but, the inspiration he provided produced this tune. Enjoy!!
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This is the sixth week of the YouTube Sessions! I’ve got another country song for you. This one has quite an interesting inspiration…I was watching an interview with Jessica Simpson last week on TV. It struck me how she had been through so much — some self-inflicted, some not, but yet, for those few minutes in that studio she could just talk about music and leave all that stuff outside.
This got me thinking about how a person can do that for someone else. How “In Here” the outside world can just disappear for awhile.
Obviously, this song is just inspired by Ms. Simpson, not directed toward her :).